September bus tours explore Delaware's coast and agricultural heritageSept. 14 tour highlights First State's maritime history
Participants will learn the fascinating stories of southern Delaware firsthand on two guided bus tours in September. A Saturday, Sept. 14 bus tour highlighting the rich maritime history of Delaware's Atlantic coast will include stops at the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum, Indian River Life-Saving Station, the original 1631 Dutch Settlement Site and Fort Miles.
Sept 28's tour features Delaware's agricultural heritage and active harvest season. Stops include picking apples at T.S. Smith and Sons Apple Orchard, you-pick vegetable farms, and Hopkins Dairy Farm and Creamery among other agritourism highlights throughout Sussex County.
Both bus tours begin and end at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in Lewes. Tickets for each tour are $40 and one meal is included. Each tour is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. through 4 p.m. Tickets need to be purchased in advance by calling the Lewes Historical Society at 302-645-7670, Ext. 10. Limited spaces are available for each tour on a first call - first served basis.
Both of these bus tours are part of a 2013 series showcasing the natural and cultural heritage of southern Delaware. The bus tours are sponsored and supported by Southern Delaware Tourism, the Lewes Historical Society, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry and the University of Delaware Sustainable Coastal Communities Initiative.